Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday In Japan. . . Gobo


Among my Christmas gifts from Japanese Family was a bag of Gobo.
Gobo is the root of the Burdock plant, that can grow to 3 or 4 feet long.
The Gobo is crispy, white, sweet and the flavor is similar to the artichoke.
This can be cut into chips, or thin slivers that are usually stir-fried, added to soups, stews
roasted and my favorite pickled.
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This is a bag of cut Gobo, that has be soaked in a sauce.
When opening the bag the aroma of  spicy pepper is then mixed with sesame, touch of sugar and soy.
Eating these are like crunching air. They are so light.
I don't know how these are made, possibly a freezed dried method ?
I now have a new favorite snack.

Plus what a great label.

crunchy. . . parsnip
music. . . Two Stars,  Everything But The Girl



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18 comments:

  1. I would think freeze dried, since it's shipped to you.

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    1. It would have to be, they are crunchy and airy

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  2. 'Plus what a great label.'

    I love how you wrote that. And totally agree!

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    1. They are very good. They remind me of my days in Japan, yummy food

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  4. It IS a great label and I'd love to taste them too.

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    1. I happen to like gobo. But these are wonderful

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  5. Is there any danger the Square Ones ® will appropriate this in place of the Chikken Strips? YERT!
    The inquiring mind of «Louis la Vache» wants to know...

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  6. Not a chance but as I say that Watson might ....
    Nothing ever will replace CHKIKIN' strips

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  8. I was never so big on the pickled roots myself. I just had some in an onigiri recently - not so keen. Glad to hear you've found a tasty treat for yourself, though!

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  9. I love pickled anything...
    Onigiri is a favorite but must be bought in a Japanese market... the one where you follow the 3 steps to open the cellophane to wrapper the seaweed around the filling (yes it must be filled with umeboshi, spicy tuna... ) I ate these many mornings while running/waiting for trains. Or lunch. I miss Japan

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    1. We've got a new place in Burlington that actually does a passable job with them. No, it's not quite the real thing but it'll do in a pinch. The comfort food of any culture is definitely worth trying to replicate.

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